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The latest hockey buzz with Daren Millard, NHL Insider Scott Morrison, former NHLer Nick Kypreos, and former NHL executive Doug MacLean.

The latest hockey buzz with Daren Millard, NHL Insider Scott Morrison, former NHLer Nick Kypreos, and former NHL executive Doug MacLean.
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The latest hockey buzz with Daren Millard, NHL Insider Scott Morrison, former NHLer Nick Kypreos, and former NHL executive Doug MacLean.




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Jan. 22: Progress on Leafs-Matthews extension talks

Jeff Marek asks Nick Kypreos about Auston Matthews' contract negotiations, and Marc Savard about the Panthers trying to claw their way into a playoff spot; on Matthews' possible extension, how long this may play out, what it means to live in Toronto; NBC Sports' Alan May on Capitals' winless streak, Evgeni Kuznetsov's struggles, Alex Ovechkin's incredible play, Tom Wilson's grittiness; Baffled by Oilers' Mikko Koskinen 3-year contract extension.


Jan. 21: How to explain this Leafs' slump?

Jeff Marek asks Gord Stellick about the Leafs' recent slump, and Mike Zigomanis about the Islanders' impressive play; on who can the Leafs pin their struggles on, Mike Babcock's line shuffling, who the leaders are on the team, the tough spot Kyle Dubas is in; on Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews practicing together, and the Capitals' fifth straight loss; on Elias Pettersson's successful return from injury, the Islanders' success, and whether this will be the summer of the offer sheet.


Jan. 18: What is "heavy" when it comes to hockey?

Jeff Marek, Doug MacLean and Brian Burke kick the show off with a look at the Jets' win in Nashville. Before looking at the Leafs win in Tampa, the Leafs conversation closes out with a look at Mitch Marner's dominant start to the season, including Burke making the case that he's been the best Leaf this year. Who got the best in the Hurricanes and Wild trade? (12:23). The show wraps up with a Friday staple, ask the GM!


Jan. 17: Leafs need to check their rearview mirror

Jeff Marek asks Nick Kypreos about tonight's Leafs vs. Lightning match-up, and Doug MacLean about Thomas Chabot's return; on advice to the Leafs for tonight, how nervous the Leafs should be about the teams behind them in the standings; Lightning PXP voice Rick Peckham on the one concern the Lightning have, the team's defensive depth, Brayden Point's next contract, the potential cap crunch facing the team; on the cap crunch about to impact the Jets, and why Patrik Laine may not fit in well;...


Jan. 16: Canadiens surprisingly good; Lightning great as expected

David Amber asks Doug MacLean about tonight's Avs vs. Sens match-up, and Nick Kypreos about last night;s Jets vs. Golden Knights battle ; on the Atlantic Division and the Leafs' place in it, their struggles, and the booing of Jake Gardiner; on the Canadiens' surprising season, and their style of play; on the Lightning's incredible season; on the strong Western Conference; on what the match-ups would be if the playoff format changed, the Florida and Ducks' struggles, and Canucks vs. Oilers.


Jan. 15: Leafs drawing boos from the home crowd

Jeff Marek asks Nick Kypreos about the Leafs' loss to the Avalanche, and Colby Armstrong abot the Oilers' win over the Sabres; on the Leafs' disappointing play, Jake Gardiner's defensive struggles, the distractions that might be catching up to the Leafs, and what the team needs to do to help Jake Gardiner; the importance of having gritty players, and what Michael Ferland needs to do to be more effective; Milan Lucic and Zach Kassian's inspired play last night; NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman...


Jan. 14: Rocky times for the Avalanche

Jeff Marek asks Gord Stellick about the Leafs' loss to the Bruins, and Colby Armstrong about Micheal Ferland's play vs. the Predators; on the Ducks-Stars trade, Bob Murray's vote of confidence for his head coach; on the Leafs' loss to the Bruins, whether Boston is in Toronto's head; Avs colour analyst Peter McNab on the team's struggles, what has gone wrong for the Avalanche, their goaltending situation, on potential moves Colorado could make; on Josh Gorges' decision to retire, the Canucks'...


Jan. 11: Rick Nash hangs up his skates

Jeff Marek asks Brian Burke about the Leafs' win over the Devils, and Doug MacLean about Rick Nash's career ; on the 'Last Man In' results for the ASG, and Rick Nash's career; on the Leafs' dominant outing vs. the Devils, and Zach Hyman's strong play; on Sergei Bobrobsky's return to the ice in practice, and why Columbus handled this the way they did; on Nathan MacKinnon and Jared Bednar's heated exchange the other night, and how G.M.'s handle player/coach confrontations; on Brad Marchand...


Jan. 10: What about Bob?

Jeff Marek asks Nick Kypreos about the Leafs' revamped powerplay, and Doug MacLean about the Sergei Bobrovsky situation in Columbus; on what could be going on with the Blue Jackets, whether this has to do with Bobrovksy being pulled in his last start, Nathan MacKinnon's heated exchange with Jared Bednar, and confrontations between players and coaches, and teams' depth problems due to the salary cap; the Oilers' struggles and why making the playoffs is so important to the organization; on the...


Jan. 9: Golden Knights coach on Vegas' winning streak

David Amber asks Nick Kypreos about the Ryan Reaves-Adam McQuaid dustup, and Doug MacLean about Toronto's anemic PP; on the Leafs' shuffling the powerplay, Frederik Andersen's expected return vs. the Bruins, the back-up goalie situation in Toronto, the red-hot Bruins and whether they're true contenders, the rolling Penguins and the reason behind their turnaround; on the Sharks and how they've been under-the-radar; Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant on his team's improved play,...


Jan. 8: Do we need more tough guys in the NHL?

Jeff Marek asks Nick Kypreos about Johnny Gaudreau, and Colby Armstrong about the Leafs' loss to the Predators; on William Nylander's movements during P. K. Subban's goal,the Leafs' style of play and concerns about it heading into the second half of the season, the Lightning; on Hampus Lindholm's iffy hit on Connor McDavid, McDavid's usage, the importance of having players who can protect stars, and how the game has changed over the years in terms of braveness; more on Linholm's hit, the...


Jan. 7: Predators the new Capitals?

Jeff Marek asks Gord Stellick about the Leafs' win over the Canucks, and Colby Armstrong about possible solutions to the Ducks' problems; on Trevor Moore's first goal, how non-first round draft picks find their way into lineups, Auston Matthews' game and size, and the team's powerplay ; on Michael Hutchinson's first two starts for the Leafs, and the Ducks' struggles; Chris Mason, former goalie and current Predators TV analyst, on being on the Atlanta Thrashers team that relocated to...


Jan. 4: Marner snubbed, Petterson hurt

Jeff Marek asks Brian Burke abou the next-generation game, and Doug MacLean about Elias Petterson's injury; on the Leafs' loss to the Wild, the team's "too cute" play, and Mitch Marner's All-Star snub; on Elias Pettersson's injury, the parity in the league, and the Penguins' impressive turnaround; Burke and MacLean answer your questions during "Ask the GM."


Jan. 3: Leafs have a Wild matinee date

Jeff Marek asks Mike Zigomanis about a Maple Leafs day game, and Doug MacLean about the talent that is Elias Pettersson; on Pettersson's strength, his ability to back-check, what to expect from Michael Hutchinson in his start; Minnesota Wild beat writer Michael Russo on the Wild's scoring problems, and the crossroads the organiztion is at; on the Wild's goaltending, their defence corps, William Nylander playing with Auston Matthews; on Thatcher Demko, Elias Petterson's great night, and...


Jan. 2: How to get Nylander going?

David Amber asks Doug MacLean about the Winter Classic, and Nick Kypreos about tomorrow's afternoon Leafs game; on New Years' resolutions, whether it makes sense to move Kasperi Kapanen to the third line and have William Nylander play with Auston Matthews, the pressure on Nylander, chemistry issues, and Frederik Andersen's injury; on the Winter Classic, the spectacle surrounding outdoor games, Duncan Keith's future in Chicago, and what's next for the Blackhawks; on Alex Ovechkin's decision...


Dec. 31: Oilers make unsexy moves in bid to get out of latest slump

Jeff Marek asks John Shannon about Edmonton GM Peter Chiarelli's latest moves & Gord Stellick about the Leafs' 50/50 weekend (0:13); Maple Leafs fall 4-0 to the Islanders, Frederik Andersen hurt, Toronto acquires goalie Michael Hutchinson, William Nylander still without a goal (2:25); What's Leafs GM Kyle Dubas' job until the end of the season? (15:08); Coverage of Chiarelli addressing the media about his latest trades (22:06); Reaction to Chiarelli's news conference (31:23).


Dec. 28: Columbus contract conundrums, and Ask the GM

David Amber asks Doug MacLean about the Flames' win over the Jets, and Brian Burke about the Canucks' big win over the Oilers (0:15); on the the streaking Leafs' match-up vs. the streaking Blue Jackets, what to expect from the game, Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky's contract situations, and what the Blue Jackets should do with the players (1:47); on Carey Price's injury and his huge contract (15:46); on David Rittich's emotional play, the Canucks' depth, and Elias Pettersson's...


Dec.27: Auston Matthews has been named captain, for the Atlantic All-Star team

David Amber asks Doug MacLean and Nick Kypreos how their Holidays were [1:49], The Hockey talk starts with their opinions of selection of the All-Star Captains [5:01], Doug MacLean talks about the level of intensity of the All-Star Games [9:56], On who has been the Leafs MVP so far this season [12:35], When should you get concerned about Nylander's lack of production [20:31], what are the biggest surprise and dissapointments of the first half of the season [33:37], and the boys go over the...


Dec. 24: Should John Tavares be named captain of the Leafs?

Jeff Marek askes Brian Burke about Dougie Hamilton wearing the number 19 Hartford Whalers jersey, and Gord Stellick about the Leafs' big weekend (0:20); on the Leafs' two wins heading in to the Christmas break, John Tavares hot start and if he will be the next Leafs captain (1:42); on Mitch Marner's play in overtime vs. the Red Wings (8:45);on Morgan Rielly's play, how team's make a selection in the draft, and how scouts evaluate players (15:30); on Nazem Kadri's Selke candidacy (23:11);...


Dec. 21: Could Auston Matthews one day be the greatest Leaf ever?

Jeff Marek asks Brian Burke about which NHL game caught his eye Thursday night, and John Shannon about which game caught his (0:15); on the Leafs' win over the Panthers, and Auston Matthews' incredible scoring pace, and the state of hockey in the U.S. (1:58); on the state of the Leafs' captaincy, whether a captain's role is overrated (14:57); on the interesting ceremonial puck drop in Philly, and what's next for the Flyers (19:29); Burke answers your questions (33:52).